More sex crimes on Alaska's west coast

More sex crimes on Alaska's west coast

There are 3 comments on the Peninsula Clarion story from Dec 25, 2011, titled More sex crimes on Alaska's west coast. In it, Peninsula Clarion reports that:

Disturbing new numbers accent what law enforcement, social agencies, Native leaders and politicians have long realized about Western Alaska: It struggles with far more than its share of violence and family dysfunction.

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Anchorage, AK

#1 Mar 2, 2012
Disturbing new numbers of sex crimes, Wow !! how about looking back when you as a community allow the sale of alcohol,I am currently married to a woman that was sexually abused by her uncle John for many years, and nothing done to the fine citizen for his actions, he now walks the streets a free child molester, you as a community allow the sale of alcohol, interesting !! I'll bet If we look
99.9 % of the sex crimes would be alcohol related and 99.9 % of your other crimes have addiction in there some where as well.
Keep the alcohol in your village and you will continue to have a rise in
sex crimes,Children that are violated in such a way never recover in spirit, My wifes mother once told me it was a long time ago let by gones be by gones, real nice !! I hope some day to sit and have a cup of coffee with uncle John and talk about what he did to my wife and her sister. Good luck and think about you as a community and your sales of alcohol I'll bet your crimes would fall.
AK Girl

United States

#2 Apr 14, 2012
Alcohol is not always the factor and also, you prob were not raised out here in the village so don't talk that talk
AK Girl Too

Houston, TX

#3 Jun 26, 2012
Very seldom is something "always" the facto but alcohol is a big factor in these Alaska communities.

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